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Lead Technical Engineer

Division: Arkane Studios Texas | Department: Programming | Location: Austin, US-TX, US


Arkane Studios is looking for a Lead Technical Engineer to join our team in developing AAA games for PC and next-generation console systems.  This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a small and focused team of developers with a proven track record of making awesome games.  Our style of immersive simulation and emergent gameplay creates many challenges.  As the Lead Technical Engineer, you will guide a team of programmers while also being a productive part of the engineering development effort.


  • Report to the Lead Engineer and work closely with production staff and other team leads to plan and schedule tools and technology features
  • Must be extremely well versed with great low level skills and be able to apply those skills directly
  • Ability to contribute as an active member of the engineering team
  • Direct a team of programmers whose responsibilities include the design, implementation, and maintenance of development tools, audio, animation, graphics and hardware systems
  • Oversee and maintain a comprehensive build system
  • Monitor performance and memory usage as well as plan and execute performance and memory optimizations
  • Mentor tech team programmers


  • Experience leading a team of five or more programmers
  • At least 5 years of game industry experience, with at least 3 years as a lead programmer or higher
  • Expert C++ coding and systems design experience
  • Cross-platform experience (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  • At least one, two preferred, shipped multi-platform games
  • Fundamental understanding of all aspects of game engine development: 3D, sound, physics, AI, networking, multi- threading, UI and tools, with a passion for learning
  • Excellent delegation skills and ability to empower others on the team
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be a self-motivated and energetic team player with a very strong work ethic and cooperative attitude




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